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  • Into the Darkest Corner

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Elizabeth Haynes
    • Narrated By David Thorpe, Karen Cass
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1172)
    Performance
    (986)
    Story
    (988)

    Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape.

    Betty says: "AN OCD IS STALKED BY A PSYCHOPATH"
    "Very suspenseful! Wonderful narrator!"
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    The reviews that talk about the confusing nature of the back and forth in time are correct. But if you will just keep in mind that 2008 is current and 2004 is looking back you will be fine. And the confusion is well worth it. Stick with it for an hour and it won't be a problem after that. This was a great book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrator can make or break a book and this one is excellent. The suspense at times had me afraid to drive! Because of the back and forth in time, you know what is coming and you stay braced for it. Go for it - it is quite long and I still did not want it to end!

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Love Unrehearsed: The Love Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Tina Reber
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (455)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (419)

    When A-list movie star Ryan Christensen ducked into her pub to escape his screaming fans, never in a million years did Taryn Mitchell think her life was about to change forever. But now, eight months later, after a whirlwind romance, Taryn wakes up in Ryan’s Hollywood hotel room to find a diamond to die for on her left ring finger - and her face splashed across the cover of every gossip magazine. Ryan’s very public proposal is catnip to the tabloids, his management team is worried, and Taryn must figure out how a small town girl like her fits into his glittering world.

    laurie eller says: "loved it better than unscripted..."
    "AWFUL beyond belief!"
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    I rarely take the time to write reviews - and I should as I do rely upon them when making purchase selections. But this one is so bad I am compelled to write about it. No matter how weak a book is, I almost always listen to it to the end just because I have nothing better to do during my commute. This one I am just less than half way thru and can't stomach another minute.

    There is absolutely no plot to this book. It is one sex scene right after another with no action in between. The only thing in this book besides sex is the continual whining of the two lead characters because of papparazzi and over zealous fans.

    The narrator does an OK job, but she has nothing to work with. I am not a prude and don't object to sex scenes. But when a book has nothing to it but sex and whining it does not make for an enjoyable experience.

    Save your credit for something worth listening to. This one is NOT it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Burgess Boys: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (581)
    Performance
    (498)
    Story
    (503)

    Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the Burgess sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home.

    Susianna says: "Some Secrets Shouldn't be Kept"
    "Save your credit"
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    Rarely is there a book so bad that I won't finish it. But this one about 1/2 half thru I have given up on. I normally listen on my commute to and from work. Sitting in the car today with nothing to do, I did not listen - I just really don't care what happens. There is not one character in the book even remotely likable. The narrator is good, but the material is so tedious and the characters so unsympathetic. I like none of these people. I am done with them. Give me my credit back!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4799)
    Performance
    (4120)
    Story
    (4096)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Alice says: "Happy addition to a difficult genre"
    "Very Entertaining!"
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    What fun! The narrator is awesome and varies her voice among her characters superbly. The royalty aspect is an entertaining glimpse into the royal world. The characters are well developed. The writing is terrific and I found myself laughing out loud at times. Can't wait to start the 2nd book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (910)
    Performance
    (753)
    Story
    (747)

    Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German Uboat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw.

    Margaret Campbell says: "Can';t Wait for the Next One!!!"
    "Excellent!"
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    Just as good as the first in the series - Only Time will Tell. Do get them in order for sure. The narrator is excellent, the characters compelling, the story line mesmerizing. Can't say enough good about it. Can't wait for the third installment due out in 2013!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth
    Overall
    (2812)
    Performance
    (2589)
    Story
    (2575)

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Karen Downes says: "Colin whispers in my ear, and I melt"
    "Not worth it!"
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    Listened to less than an hour and gave up on it. Don't waste your credit. Boring and slow.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Desperate Duchesses

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (261)

    Welcome to a world of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication, of dangerously handsome gentlemen and young ladies longing to gain a title, of games played for high stakes, including - on occasion - a lady's virtue. A marquess's sheltered only daughter, Lady Roberta St. Giles, falls in love with a man she glimpses across a crowded ballroom: a duke, a game player of consummate skill, a notorious rakehell who shows no interest in marriage, until he lays eyes on Roberta.

    Michelle says: "Excellent start to a series!"
    "Terrible!"
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    Listened to less than an hour and had to give up on it. Don't waste your credit. I like historical romances, but this one is just not there.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7551)
    Performance
    (6575)
    Story
    (6566)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "Fantastic story and performance!"
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    16 hours long and I still wanted more! The story is great, particularly the first part of the book before it jumps to current day. The narrator was superb! Great variation in voices and all pleasant to listen to. You knew which character was speaking just by her various voices. I have read a lot of Nora Roberts books but have never enjoyed one more than this one. You can't miss with this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Best of Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1160)
    Performance
    (988)
    Story
    (985)

    In the fall of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

    L.W. says: "Horribly depressing"
    "Boring!"
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    The story line is weak and slow. The characters are not appealing. You really don't care what happens to them. I am 90% through with the book and have quit listening. The ending is now obvious and so ridiculous that I can't stand to listen to it. This book is sappy beyond belief. The narrator is just OK.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Only Time Will Tell: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1275)
    Performance
    (1069)
    Story
    (1060)

    From the internationally best-selling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war"....

    C. Johnson says: "Standard Archer "class-clash". Stellar narration!!"
    "Awesome Book!"
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    This is one of the best books I have listened to on Audible. The story is well written and the characters well developed. You love some of them and despise at least one. It is historically interesting as well. The narrator is superb - reminds me of Anthony Hopkins. The other narrator has such a small piece I barely remember her - but she certainly did not detract from the story as many narrators can do. I hated to turn it off and couldn't wait to get back to my book. It is a long book - but didn't last long enuogh. I so hated to see it end and can't wait for the sequel. I hope the same narrator reads the sequel!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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